Aoju Chen

Invited talks

2016

Chen, A. (2016). 'Different children different prosody: Inpidual differences in prosodic development. Keynote lecture at Speech Prosody 2016, Boston University, 31 May – 3 June, 2016.

2015

Chen, A. (2015). “Processing prosodic information in a second language”. séminaire thématique  of the Laboratoire de Parole et Langage, Univeristy of Aix en Provence. 23 October, 2015.

Chen, A. (2015). “Production and comprehension of focus-to-prosody mapping in children: developmental trajectory and inpidual differences. Final Conference of the SFB 632 Information Structure: Advances in information structure research 2003-2015. 8-9 May, 2015. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

2014

Chen, A. (2014). “The production-comprehension link in the acquisition of prosodic focus marking”.  Experimental Linguistics Talk Series in Utrecht. Utrecht University. 30 March, 2014.

Chen, A. (2014). “Production and comprehension in children’s use of intonation”. Nanjing Normal University, China. 17 March, 2014.

Chen, A. (2014). "Is there a link between production and comprehension in prosodic development?" CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute (SZRI), Shenzhen, China. 15 March, 2014.

Chen, A. (2014). “Acquisition of prosodic focus marking: inpidual differences in the link between production and comprehension”. (in Dutch) NETwork Symposium. Free University of Amsterdam. 21 March, 2014.

Chen, A. (2014). “The production-comprehension (a)symmetry in the acquisition of prosody focus-markng. Talk on prosodic focus marking in child language. Institut für Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München. 5 February 2014.

2013

Chen, A. (2013). “Inpidual differences in children’s use of intonation: how and why. Lunch talk at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. 13 September, 2013.

Chen, A. (2013). “Anticipatory effects of intonation in L2” at the workshop ‘Spoken (Italian) L2: prosodic and pragmatic aspects. University of Pavia. 5-7 September, 2013.

Chen, A. and Frota, S. (2013). “Cross-linguistic research on early intonational development: current findings and future directions’. The 2nd Workshop on the Development of Prosody and Intonation - Satellite event of Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2013 (PaPI). University of Lisbon. 27 June, 2013.

Chen, A. (2013). “Investigating prosodic development: prosodic analysis and data elicitation. The 9th workshop ‘Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research’ (EMLAR). Utrecht University. 29 January, 2013.

Romøren, A. S. H., and Chen, A. (2013). “Hunting high and low- prosodic focus marking in Swedish and Dutch”. Stockholm University. 7 November, 2012.

Chen, A. (2013). “Focus-marking in Chinese 4- to 5-year-olds: intonation, theory of mind and verbal intelligence”. Utrecht Language Acquisition Seminar. Utrecht University. 12 April, 2012.

2012

Chen, A. (2012). “Anticipatory effects of intonation in native and non-native processing”. Linguistis Rotation Lecture Series, Utrecht University. 11 January 2012.

2011

Chen, A. (2011). “The effect of music- and nonmusic-related working memory load on prosodic processing”. Tilburg University. 10 November, 2011.

Chen, A. (2011).  “Unravel the myth of earlier mastery of prosody in children”. Introduction Day for Students of Linguistics (BA, MA). Utrecht University. 9 September 2011.

2010

Chen, A. (2010). “Word order, intonation, and focus in Dutch and German children.” The 1st Workshop on Prosodic Development. University of Lisbon. 25 October, 2010.

Chen, A. (2010). “Anticipatory effects of intonation in native and non-native processing”. Nanjing University. 1 June, 2010.

Chen, A. (2010). “Variation in intonational marking of topic and focus in children.” Workshop on Prosodic Development. University Pompeu Fabra. April 16, 2010.

Chen, A. (2010). “On the perception of word stress and intonation by 14- and 24-month-old Dutch children.” (with Paula Fikkert) Workshop on Prosodic Development. University Pompeu Fabra. April 16, 2010.

2008

Chen, A. (2008). "Intonational encoding of topic and focus in child language." Workshop on Prosodic Interface relations. Stuttgart University. November 29, 2008.

Chen, A. (2008). "Tuning the focus: intonation and focus marking in child language." The 3rd Conference on Tone and Intonation in Europe. Lisbon, September 15, 2008.

Chen, A. (2008). “How to use Praat to do intonational research.” Free University of Berlin. June 13-14, 2008.

Chen, A. (2008). "The acquisition of intonation as a focus-marker in Dutch." University Autònoma de Barcelona. April 1, 2008.

Chen, A. (2008). "Shaping the intonation of Wh-questions: information structure and beyond.” University Autònoma de Barcelona. March 31, 2008.

2007

Chen, A. (2007). Intonation of topic and focus in child Dutch. Nijmegen-Cologne Prosody Workshop. 27 January, 2007. 

2006

Chen, A. (2006). The interaction between accent placement and information structure in the perception of emphasis. Acquistion Meeting. Radboud University Nijmegen. 14 November, 2006.  

Chen, A. (2006). Interface between intonation and information structure in Dutch Wh-questions. Question Huddle. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Nijmegen. 1 February, 2006. 

2005

Chen, A. (2005). “The role of pitch accent type in the interpretation of information status.” Phonetisches Kolloquium. Cologne. 23 May, 2005.

2004

Chen, A. (2004). “Obtaining perceptual judgments in research of intonational meaning.” Workshop on Experimental Prosody Research. Leipzig. 7-9 October, 2004.

Chen, A. (2004). “Language-specificity in the perception of paralinguistic intonational universals.” Workshop on sign language prosody. Nijmegen. 10-12 July, 2004.

2003

Chen, A. (2003). “Perception of L2 intonational meaning: L1 interference or intonational universal?” ESF workshop on Experimental Approaches to Tone and Intonation. Oxford. 2-5 April, 2003.

Chen, A. (2003). “Language-dependence in the signaling of attitude in speech.”(with Carlos Gussenhoven) Computer Human Interaction 2003 workshop on Subtle Expressivity of Emotion. Florida. 7 April, 2003.

Chen, A. (2003). “Language-dependence in the signaling of attitude in speech.”(with Carlos Gussenhoven). Lunch Talk at Queen Margaret College University. 17 March, 2003.

2002

Chen, A. (2002). “Perception of L2 intonational meaning: a fossilization-prone area?” EURESCO workshop on End Sate of Second Language Acquisition. Crete. 12-17 October, 2002.

Chen, A. (2002). “Universality and language-dependence of intonational meaning.” INTAS workshop, Moscow. February 2002.   

 

Conference presentations 

2016

Lentz, T. and Chen, A. (2016). Inpidual imbalances in prosody production and comprehension. Paper presented at the satellite workshop 'Personality in speech perception & production' at the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 17 July, 2016.

Liu, Z., van de Velde, H., and Chen, A. (2016). Prosodic Focus Marking in Bai-Mandarin Sequential Bilinguals’ Mandarin. Speech Prosody 2016. Boston. 31 May - 3 June, 2016.

Liu, Z., van de Velde, H. and Chen, A. (2016). Prosodic focus marking in Dali Mandarin. The 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Language. Buffalo, New York. 24-27 May, 2016.

Rodd, J. and Chen, A. (2016). Pitch accents show a Perceptual Magnet Effect: Evidence of internal structure in intonation categories. Speech Prosody 2016. Boston. 31 May - 3 June, 2016.

2015

Lentz, T. O. and Chen, A. (2015). Unbalanced adult production and perception in prosody. Paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK, 10-14 August, 2015.

Rømoren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2015). The acquisition of prosodic focus marking in Central Swedish: Sorting out lexical and post-lexical tones. Paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK, 10-14 August, 2015.

Liu, Z., Chen, A., and H. van de Velde. (2016). Prosodic focus marking in minority L1 Bai-children learning Mandarin Chinese as L2. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston. 13-15 November, 2015. 

Romoren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2015). Hunting highs and lows: acquiring prosodic focus marking in Swedish and Dutch. Paper presented at  the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston. 13-15 November, 2015. 

Yang, A., Cho, T., Kim, S. and Chen, A. (2015). Phonetic focus-marking in Korean-speaking 7- to 8-year-olds and adults. Poster presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK, 10-14 August, 2015.

2014

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2014). “Prosodic cues to focus in Dutch and Swedish speaking children”. Poster presented at the 6th Conference on Tone and Intonation in Europe (TIE 6), Utrecht, Netherlands, 10- 12 September, 2014.

Yang, A., Cho, T., Kim, S. and Chen, A. (2014). “Prosodic focus-marking in Korean-speaking children and adults: a phonetic study”. Paper presented at the 6th Tone and Intonation in Europe (TIE 6), Utrecht, 10-12 September, 2014.

Yang, A. and Chen, A. (2014). “Type seems to matter: Prosodic focus marking in child Mandarin Chinese”. Poster presented at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL). Amsterdam, 14-18 July, 2014

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2014). “The development of prosodic focus marking in Dutch and Swedish children”. Poster presented at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL). Amsterdam, 14-18 July, 2014.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2014). “Prosodic focus marking in Swedish speaking children”. Paper presented at the NorPhLex workshop, Tromsø, Norway, 16-18 June, 2014.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2014). Acquiring prosodic focus marking in Swedish and Dutch. Talk presented at the International Conference of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. Stockholm, 11-13 June, 2014.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2014). Prosodic focus marking in Swedish children. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Prosody to Commemorate Gösta Bruce. Lund, 2-3 June, 2014.

Yang, A. and Chen, A. (2014). “Prosodic focus marking in Chinese 4- and 8-year-olds”. Poster presented at the 7th Speech Prosody. Dublin, 20-23 May, 2014. 

Yang, A. and Chen, A. (2014). “Prosodic focus marking in child and adult Mandarin Chinese”. 4thInternational Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, Nijmegen, 13-16 May, 2014.

Liu, Z., Chen, A., van de Velde, H. (2014). “Prosodic focus marking in Bai”. Poster presented at the 7th Speech Prosody. Dublin, 20-23 May, 2014.

Chen, A. (2014) “Production-comprehension (A)Symmetry: inpidual differences in the acquisition of prosody focus-marking” Poster presented at the 7th Speech Prosody. Dublin, 20-23 May, 2014.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2014). “Pausing and information structure in child Dutch: A usage-based approach”. Talk at the workshop on Usage-based approaches to language, language learning and multilingualism. Georgetown University, Washington, 14-16 March, 2014.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2014). “Silence is golden: 4- to 5-year-olds vary pause length to highlight focus in Dutch. Poster presentation given at the 39th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, 7 November, 2013.

2013

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2013) “Does syntactic constituent type matter to children’s prosodic focus marking?”. Poster presentation given at the International Child Phonology Conference (ICPC). Nijmegen: 13-15 June, 2013.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2013). “Quiet is the new loud: Pausing and focus in child and adult Dutch”. Paper presented at Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia (PAPI). Lisbon, 25 June, 2013

2012

Chen, A. (2012) “Inpidual differences in children’s focus marking: verbal intelligence and theory of mind”. Talk given at the 5th European Conference on Tone and Intonation (TIE). Oxford, 6-8 September, 2012.

2011

Chen, A. (2011).What’s in a rise: Evidence for an off-ramp analysis of Dutch Intonation”. Paper presented at the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII).  Hong Kong, 17-21 August, 2011

Fikkert, P. and Chen, A. (2011).  “24-month-olds integrate word stress and intonation in word recognition”. Paper presented at the Phonetic and Phonology in Iberia 2011. Tarragona (Spain), 21-22 June, 2011

Chen, A. and Prieto, P. (2011) “A cross-linguistic study on the phonetic and phonology of intonation in children”. Paper presented at the International Child Phonology Conference 2011. York, 15-18 June, 2011 

2010

Chen, A. (2010). “The phonological identity of prefinal high-rises”. Poster presentation given at the Prosody Frontiers Workshop. Leiden, 19-20 November, 2010.

Fikkert, P. and Chen, A. (2010). “The role of word stress and intonation in word recognition in Dutch 14- and 24-month-olds”. Paper presented at the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, 5 November, 2010.

Chen, A., and Destruel, E. (2010). "Intonational encoding of focus in Toulousian French". Paper presented at the 40th Symposium on Romance Languages. Washington, 26-28 March, 2010.

Chen, A. (2010). “The temporal relationship between production and comprehension of the focus-to-accentuation mapping”. Paper presented at the DGfs Workshop on information structure in language acquisition. Berlin, February 26, 2010.

Sauermann, A., Höhler, B., Chen, A., Fleischhauer, E., and Järvikivi, J. (2010) “Intonational marking of focus in different word orders in children”. Paper presented at the 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Los Angeles, February 19-21, 2010.

Mennen, I. Chen, A., and Karlsson, F. (2010). “Characterising the internal structure of learner intonation and its development over time”. Paper presented at the 6th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds 2010). Poznan, 1 – 3 May 2010.

Mennen, I., Karlsson, F., and Chen, A. (2010). “A ‘basic variety’ in learner intonation and its development over time”. Poster presented at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium (BAAP 2010). London, 29 – 31 March 2010.

2009

Mennen, I., Karlsson, F., and Chen, A. (2009). The intonational system of L2 learners and its development over time. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (Eurosla), Cork, September, 2009.

Chen, A., and Destruel, E. (2009). “Encoding focus in French: phrasing, deaccentuation, tonal patterns of all of them?” Poster presentation given at Workshop on Prosody and Meaning. Barcelona, 17-18 September, 2009.

De Pape, A., Chen, A., Hall, G., and Trainor, L. (2009). “Intonational encoding of topic and focus in adults with autism”. Paper presented at Workshop on Prosody and Meaning. Barcelona, 17-18 September, 2009.

Chen, A. (2009). “Tuning reference: Intonation and reference tracking in L2 learners”. Paper presented at the 7th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Utrecht, 9-11 July, 2009.  

Chen, A., and Lai, V. (2009). “The role of intonation in online reference resolution in advanced L2 learners”. Paper presented at the 7th International Sympoisum on Bilingualism. Utrecht, 9-11 July, 2009.

Mennen, I., Karlsson, F., and Chen, A. (2009). “Pronunciation talent and the development of proficiency in intonation”. Paper presented at the 7th International Sympoisum on Bilingualism. Utrecht, 9-11 July, 2009.

Chen, A. (2009). “Is there really an asymmetry in the acquisition of focus intonation?” Paper presented at RASCAL (Relating asymmetries between speech and comprehension in the acquisition of language). Groningen, 24-25 January, 2009.  

2008

Chen, A. (2008). “Intonation in reference tracking in second language learners”. Paper presented at EUROSLA. Aix-en-Provence, France, 10-13 September, 2008.

Fikkert, P. and Chen, A. (2008). “The prosodic structure of Dutch one-word utterances: Intonation or word-stress?” Paper presented at the 6th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL). Edinburgh, 28 July – 1 August, 2008.

Braun, B., and Chen, A. (2008). “Interaction with focus: Cross-linguistic evidence for the adverb NOW”. Paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Linguists (CIL).  Seoul, 21-26 July, 2008.

Chen, A. (2008). “The phonetics of sentence-initial topic and focus in adult and child Dutch”. Paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Linguists (CIL).  Seoul, 21-26 July, 2008.

Chen, A. (2008). “Encoding Interrogativity intonationally in a second language”. Poster presented at the 4th Conference on Speech Prosody. Campinas, Brazil, 5-9 May, 2008.

Braun, B., and Chen, A. (2008). “Now move X to Y: Intonation of ‘now’ in online reference resolution”. (with Bettina Braun). Poster presented at the 4th Conference on Speech Prosody. Campinas, Brazil, 5-9 May, 2008.

Braun, B, and Chen, A. (2008). “Anticipatory effects of intonation in reference resolution”. Poster presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody. University of Cornell, 11-13 April, 2008.

Lai, V. and Chen, A. (2008). “The use of intonation in online processing of information status in a second language”. Poster presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody. University of Cornell, 11-13 April, 2008.

Chen, A. (2008). "The phonetics of sentence-initial topic and focus in adult and child Dutch". Paper presented at the NET-Dag (Netwerk Eerste Taalverwerving). University of Leiden, 22 February, 2008. 

2007

Chen, A. and Mennen, I. (2007). “Question intonation of untutored Italian learners of English New Sounds”. Paper presented at New Sounds. Florianopolis, USA. 25-28, November, 2007.

Chen, A. and Fikkert, P. (2007). "Dutch 3-year-olds' use of intonation in marking topic and focus". Poster presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA). Barcelona, 6-8 September, 2007.

Braun, B., and Chen, A. (2007). "And now for something completely different: Intonation of 'now' and scope ambiguity in English and Dutch". Poster presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). Turku, Finland, 24-27 August, 2007.

Chen, A. (2007). "Accounting for 4- to 5-year-olds' use of accentuation in focus marking". Paper presented at Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia (PaPI). Braga, Portugal, 25-26 June, 2007

Chen, A. (2007). "Intonational realisation of topic and focus by Dutch-acquiring 4- to 5-year-old". Paper presented at the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Saarbrücken, Germany, 6-10 August, 2007.

Chen, A., and Fikkert, P. (2007). "Intonation of early two-word utterances in Dutch". Paper presented at the special session 'Intonational development from babbling to the two-word stage' at the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Saarbrücken, Germany, 6-10 August, 2007.

2006 

Chen, A., and Narasimhan, B. (2006). "WH-question constructions in Dutch: the role of intonation and information structure. Poster presented at the 4th International Conference on Construction Grammar (CCG). Tokyo, 1-3 September, 2006.

Chen, A. (2006). "Variations in the marking of focus in child language". Poster presented at the 10th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon). Paris, 29 June-1 July, 2006.

Chen, A. (2006). "Interface between information structure and intonation in Dutch WH-questions". Questions and their responses workshop. Nijmegen, 23-25 March, 2006.

Chen, A. (2006). "The comprehension and production of focus types by children from 5 to 11". Poster presented at Latsis Colloquium “Early language development and disorders”. Geneva, 26-28 January 2006.

2005

Chen, A. and den Os. E. (2005). "Effects of pitch accent type on interpreting information status in synthetic speech". Poster presented at the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech). Lisbon, 4-8 September 2005.

Chen, A. (2005). "The role of pitch accent type on interpreting information status". Paper presented at the 41th Annual Meeting of Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS). Chicago, 7-9 April, 2005.

2004 

Chen, A. (2004). “Ultimate attainment in perception of paralinguistic intonational meaning in second language acquisition”. Poster presented at the 1st International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TiE). Santorini, Greece, 9-11 September 2004.

2003

Chen, A. (2003). “Effects of prosody on language comprehension: uniform or variable?” Paper presented at the 6th NWCL International Conference on Prosody and Pragmatics. Preston, UK, 14-16 November 2003.

Chen, A. (2003). “Reaction Time as an indicator of discrete intonational contrasts in English”. Paper presented at the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech). Geneva, 1-4 September 2003.

Chen, A. (2003). “Language-dependence in continuation intonation”. Paper presented at the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Barcelona, 3-9 August 2003.

Chen, A. (2003) “On universality of paralinguistic intonational meaning”. Paper presented at the Phonology workshop. University of Edinburgh, February 2003. 

2002

Chen, A. (2002). “Categorical Perception of Intonation”. Poster presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute: Dynamics of Speech Production and Perception Workshop. Il Ciocco, Italy. June 2002.

Chen, A., Gussenhoven, C., and Rietveld, T. (2002). “Language-specific uses of the Effort Code”. Poster presented at the 1st International Conference on Speech Prosody, Aix-en-Provence, April 2002. 

2001 

Chen, A. (2001). “Universality and language-dependence of intonational meaning: two experimental studies”. Paper presented at Dag van Fonetiek, Utrecht, December 2001.

Chen, A., Rietveld. T. and Gussenhoven, C. (2001). “Language-specific effects of Pitch range on the perception of universal intonational meaning.” Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech). Aalborg, Denmark, September 2001.

Chen, A., Rietveld. T. and Gussenhoven, C. (2001). “The Effects of pitch range on the perception of universal and language-specific meaning of intonation”. Paper presented at the Jahrestagung der DGfs, Leipzig, February 2001.

2000

Gussenhoven, C., and Chen, A. (2000). “Universal and language-specific effects in the perception of question intonation”. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Spoken Langauge Processing (ICSLP), Beijing, October 2000.